FREE webinar: Pilots for the European Cybersecurity Competence Networks: how can your SME benefit?

Earlier this year the European Commission launched four projects in order to operate a pilot for a European Cybersecurity Competence Network and to develop a common European Cybersecurity Research & Innovation Roadmap. This shall contribute to strengthening the EU’s cybersecurity capacity and tackling future cybersecurity challenges.

CONCORDIA, CyberSec4Europe, ECHO and SPARTA are the four pilot projects which were chosen by the European Commission. They will not only develop a sustainable European cybersecurity competence network, but will also implement a variety of tasks, e.g. cybersecurity demonstration cases (in eHealth, finance, telecommunications, smart cities, transportation, etc.), provide trainings and programmes to tackle the cybersecurity-skills gap in EU, etc.

European DIGITAL SME Alliance, on behalf of, organises a FREE webinar, on April 2nd 2019,  where all the four pilot projects will present their planned outcomes and services to be provided. They will also explain how these will benefit European cybersecurity SMEs, as well as other stakeholders which are looking for the support and cooperation in the field of cybersecurity.

You can register in the webinar here


Who should attend

The webinar is primarily targeting SMEs – both cybersecurity users and providers, which will get an overview of tools and services that the four pilot projects have to offer. However, this webinar is also open to all interested in the cybersecurity landscape in Europe and its planned development in the years to come.


  • 10:00 – 10:10 – Introductory Speech Miguel Gonzales-Sancho, European Commission, DG Connect, Head of Unit Cybersecurity technology and Capacity Building
  • 10:10 – 10:15 – “Stimulating cybersecurity SME environment : and European competence center(s)”– Justina Bieliauskaite, European DIGITAL SME Alliance &
  • 10:15 – 10:25 – CONCORDIA: Cybersecurity Competence Network with leading reaserch technology , industrial and public competences (exact title TBD) Speaker: Guillame Bonfante , CYD, Loria and CONCORDIA
  • 10:25 – 10:35 – “CyberSec4Europe: Securing the competitiveness of Europe and enabling European economic growth while protecting European society”– Mark Miller, Conceptivity & cybersec4Europe &
  • 10:35 – 10:45 – “ECHO: strengthening EU cyber defence through effective and efficient multi-sector collaboration”– Matteo Merialdo, RHEA Group & ECHO
  • 10:45 – 10:55 – “SPARTA: re-thinking the way cybersecurity research is performed in Europe”– Fabio Martinelli, Istituto di Informatica e Telematica (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) & SPARTA
  • 10:55 – 11:10 – Q/A

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